The Fascinating Story Behind Mike Tyson’s Eight Children

Published 11/27/2020, 4:39 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 27: Mike Tyson and his wife Lakiha Spicer attend the opening night gala of the 2018 tennis US Open held at Arthur Ashe stadium of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 27, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)


Mike Tyson, arguably the most vicious man in combat sports, has donned several caps in his life. He is a preacher, a husband, a father, a philosopher, a businessman, and a boxing historian who has seen it all. That said, the former world champion has also faced several dark days.

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Tyson has always been a fighter, and at 54, he hasn’t changed much. The heavyweight gladiator still has the itch to fight and is set to return in an exhibition matchup against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28.

While it is his fight style that continues to spark debates, Tyson’s personal life has also been the subject of interest. ‘Iron’ has had an interesting life and scrutiny by the media and the fans.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 15: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and wife Lakiha Spicer arrive at the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for ESPY)

The man who has desired to eat Lennox Lewis’s children in the past is a father himself. Although it is no secret to his fans, not much is known about Tyson’s kids. Even though we continue to picture Mike Tyson as a lethal puncher, underneath there’s a family man too. Here’s everything you need to know about Mike Tyson’s kids.

Mike Tyson and his babies- A whole different story

The reports of Sportscasting suggest that Mike Tyson has fathered eight children. At times, he didn’t even acknowledge that they were his children until almost eight months after their birth. This earned him a large amount of criticism. Meanwhile, Tyson suffered a personal tragedy when his daughter Exodus Tyson died in 2009.

Thus, handling his kids has been another crazy ride for ‘Iron Mike’.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 08: Mike Tyson with his wife Kiki Tyson arrive at the opening Night Of “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” At The Pantages Theatre at the Pantages Theatre on March 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

In his first marriage with Robin Givens, Tyson didn’t have a child, and the couple split up after a troubled year. Tyson then married Monica Turner and became a father to Amir and Rayna.

Meanwhile, Desert News claims that Mike Tyson was also the father of Mikey Lorna. Afterward, Tyson had Miguel Leon and Exodus along with his girlfriend, Sol Xochitl. Following Exodus’ unfortunate demise in 2009, Tyson married Lakiha Spicer and had two kids- Milan and Morocco. Here’s what we know about all of them.

Amir Tyson

It is said that Amir boasts of his wealth and lifestyle-like his father used to do in his prime. The 22-year-old also happens to be the CEO of Debonair Attire and is a self-proclaimed businessman.

Exodus Tyson

In 2009, Exodus died at the age of 4 after she got stuck on a treadmill and ended up hanging to death without anyone’s assistance. Tyson was reportedly not at his home in Las Vegas when the incident happened. To this date, Tyson curbs in pain while discussing it.

Rayna Tyson

Very little is known about her, but she is already starting to make her way into the film industry. Despite being a global icon’s daughter, Rayna likes to keep her private life mum.

Mikey Lorna Tyson

The 30-year-old has always kept a distance from media and is not a familiar face to Tyson’s fans. However, as she is the former champion’s daughter, she is still a well-known figure.

Miguel Tyson

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The young Tyson often trains with his father but is still not open to entering the ring. Similar to his siblings, Miguel also keeps himself low-key from all the social media drama and media attraction.

Milan and Morocco Tyson

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Milan is 12 and Morocco is 9. Being the youngest kids, they are often seen in several media presentations. However, Mike Tyson hasn’t revealed a lot about them. However, he has accompanied them on some television shows.

While Tyson’s return to action will be talked about for a while, his personal life will remain of the most-talked-about factors in the boxing world.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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